blackmail press
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Talofa Lava & Welcome,

blackmail press was created to give poets, students and poetry lovers in New Zealand a site to read, submit and find great  poetry.

The impetus is to promote New Zealand poets and to provide an environment for emerging New Zealand poets to share their works.

General issues of blackmail press have no specific theme, we like to present an eccelectic range of voices from Aotearoa and abroad.

Poets are asked to submit works they feel best showcase their unique voice and may submit a maximum of  5 works for consideration.

All submissions must include a biography or will not be considered. Simultaneous submissions will not be condered.

Please send as MS Word, email body text or use submissions page (link below).

Submissions Page: Submissions are open

(To submit works click here)

Contact details:



(for postal details contact on email for details)

Social Networking:

We do not accept Facebook submissions. We are actively ANTI-Facebook, Twitter, you name we ain't doing it for 2015 and beyond. So if you want to socialise with blackmailpress, please feel free to email or post a letter - Fa'afeti Lava - Doug Poole

2015 UPCOMING ISSUES & Submission Guidelines

blackmail press issue # 40 -

Top 40 - Doug Poole with guest editors select the top 40 poems of blackmail press

closed issue no submissions accepted.

Due for release July 1st 2015.

blackmail press issue # 41 -

guest editor Michalia Arathimos - Submission call coming soon !

Due for release 15th October 2015.


Doug Poole

publisher & editor
Blackmail Press

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Doug_Poole & blackmailpress.pdf